Birmingham’s industrial past and subsequent decline in the second half of the 20th century led to it becoming a much-maligned destination for many years, but the city nowadays is a totally different proposition. Following some serious regeneration, Brum is sleek, cosmopolitan and diverse, with something for everyone, from quirky and eye-popping architecture like the Library to the grungy, hipster vibes of Digbeth. With Michelin-starred restaurants and swanky rooftop cocktail bars, the nightlife is vibrant, but there’s plenty of room for quiet contemplation as well, with miles of tranquil canal paths and acres of leafy parks. The city is a shopper’s paradise, too, with vast malls rubbing up alongside independent boutiques, while the Jewellery Quarter is the place to go for those precious gems. And there’s history: compare and contrast the grand Georgian architecture of the Town Hall with the lives of ordinary working-class folk at the Back to Backs. Check out this guide to Birmingham hotels for all the insider tips on where to stay in this exciting and welcoming city.
Hotel Du Vin Birmingham, Macdonald Burlington Hotel and Britannia Birmingham Hotel New Street Station Birmingham are located in the central neighborhood of Birmingham.